Acclaimed songwriter and song-a-day blogger needs funds to record an actual album using actual equipment. Whoa!
In 2009, I decided to write and record a song every single day. 365 songs. It was a bizarre experience, fraught with inanity and other words that mean the same exact thing. I managed to receive a fair amount of acclaim and notoriety. There was a nice Village Voice write-up. I had songs featured on the BBC and on radio stations in Germany, Qatar and other places I'd probably have difficulty calling with a telephone.(Those damned country codes!)
Anyways, I completed the project and wanted to immediately transition to real recording and, gasp, playing music in a live capacity. However, as one can imagine, making songs for an entire year doesn't leave you with a savings account, or even a checking account really. For a variety of reasons, with accompanying sob stories, I have been unable to save money to build a studio since the project ended on January 3rd 2010. This is the part where I humbly ask for help. If you like my songs, please donate a few bucks. I'll be eternally grateful
Isn't recording gear expensive? Are you gonna be able to get a full set-up with this amount? Yes. It's super expensive if you wanna build Abby Road 2. However, I did the entire year of songs using a crappy laptop, free recording software and a microphone meant for a karaoke video game. I "cut my teeth" on literally the worst equipment ever made, so I figure if I just go a few steps above that then I'll be fine. Why have a mansion in Shangri-La when a nice cozy home in New Jersey would work too?
The plan: To buy two microphones, one for vocals and acoustic guitar and one for louder stuff, and one compressor(Probably an RNC), one decent-ish microphone preamp, one decent-ish electric guitar and one recording amplifier that can also double for live play. Also, I need a computer. My laptop crashed in early December and I finished up the blog with a netbook, which is ideal for Gchatting and not so great for audio recording.
Listen, I feel weird talking about myself and certainly feel weird asking for money. Below are all sorts of links to help you come to a decision to see if helping me is right for you.
Here are my favorite songs from January through September, mastered and collected as an album: Sendspace. Torrent.
Myspace, more songs here.
You can also hear all 365 songs at the actual blog.
Village Voice profile.
That's all for now. Thank you so much for reading this and if you are a broke fool like me and can't afford to donate, then reposting this on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account is also extremely kindly!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,800 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 24, 2010.
Feb 19, 2010 - Mar 24, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
You've already heard the favorites comp as found via a link to the left. I am in the midst of preparing another mastered album of my favorite songs from the blog. This will be yours with a donation of $10.
Pledge $100 or more
If you pledge $100 or more you get the most bizarre gift I can give. I'll write a song of your choosing, about your choosing and record it and it is yours forever to do with as you please. Makes a great birthday or Arbor day gift!